- R700 p.p.
- 17 November 2020, 10:00 – 15:00
- Presented by Arné Stander and Peter Hewitt
- Please meet us at the Farm Shop
Only 20 places available
Carnivorous plants are plants that derive some or most of their nutrients from trapping and consuming animals or protozoans, typically insects and other arthropods. We welcome you to a guided walk through the Puff Adder where the carnivorous plant expert Peter Hewitt’s collection of carnivorous plants will be displayed. During this walk, Peter and our experienced entomologist, Arné Stander, will share their wealth of knowledge on different species of carnivorous plants and their trapping mechanisms – from the venus flytrap that uses rapid leave movement to catch its prey to the sundew plants that have sticky pads that trap insects. They’ll then set you up with the knowledge to grow, propagate and care for these insect-eating plants.
Did you know?
Using carnivorous plants as part of pest control is a great idea. Carnivorous plants not only trap and kill insects but they also attract pests to them, hopefully sparing your plants from becoming a tasty meal.
Lunch at the Greenhouse Restaurant is included.